Monday, June 30, 2008

Marvelous Monday #14 :: I've got some 'splaining to do

Thank you all so much for the kind comments and emails regarding our big news! I've been a little swamped lately with wrapping up my job at the University and being in the middle of the busiest wedding season ever, and I apologize for not responding to you all sooner. Here are finally some more details :).

Two days after I turned in my resignation at the University, I decided I should maybe - just maybe - take a pregnancy test, especially considering I was about to start insurance shopping. Even though I felt like I was wasting money by wasting a test (those things must be made of gold!), I took a test anyway. When I saw the plus sign, I was truly shocked. Truly. So, after a frantic morning of calling my doctor, sending very vague text messages to my boss about why I couldn't come in to work, and taking three more tests (all of which sported a nice blue plus sign), it all started to set in. There was officially a bun in the oven.

And we couldn't be happier!

Although Jon and I hadn't planned on starting a family for at least a year or so, the timing really has worked out perfectly. I couldn't have planned it better myself :). The baby is scheduled to arrive December 28, a month after the last wedding I have the calendar and about 2.5 months before the next wedding we have on the books. In addition, Jon will finish up his master's degree at Covenant two weeks before my due date.

Everything has been wonderful thus far... no morning sickness or evening sickness or anything. Well.... there was one time when I accidentally used Jon's toothbrush and it grossed me out so much that I puked... but I hardly think I can blame that on the baby :). I was terribly exhausted through the first trimester, but that's probably also to blame on my insane work load. But now that I'm into the second trimester and the end of my university job is in sight, I have TONS of energy! Oh, and I am looking a little chunky these days, but again, not the baby's fault. I blame it on those dang blueberry eggo waffles. If they weren't so darn tasty, I wouldn't eat six a day!

And yes, we are definitely finding out the sex of the baby. We don't have any names picked out yet, but I'm pretty partial to Hannah Montana or Jack Bauer. I'm just sayin....

We're hoping Stella is going to like the new little guy or gal. Speaking of Stella... she was having some ear problems, so the vet had to tape her ears. I think she looks a little like a martian...
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And now some details for my clients... just in case you were wondering :).
Because of the awesome timing of the pregnancy, I'm still completely able to fulfill all the wedding contracts I have (minus one December wedding, but we've already talked :( ). Weddings taking place during the month of November, even though I still will most likely feel pretty good, will come with an extra shooter at no charge. So yeah, that means if you have a November wedding, you'll get three photographers for the price of two :). From the other photographers I've talked to, I should have no problem shooting well into November, but because I know my brides value peace of mind, I'll have that third photographer there just in case there should be any kind of need.

I will be on maternity leave (wow, it still feels crazy to say that!) from Dec 1 until March 10. So, if you're wanting to do an album design and would like to have your design completed before I take my leave, please be sure to begin your order by October 30 so we'll have ample time to complete your book.

So yeah, is that marvelous or what.

12 comments:

Sarah Marie said...

Once again I am so excited for you. I can't wait to see you go through all of these changes. If you need anything, you know where I live!

Jacob said...

That is very exciting. Thanks for pointing out the precise hand of God moving against our human timing.

I can't wait to have a little cowboy/princess around ;)

Can I call you a mother now?

Rebecca Elves said...

http://steveskojec.com/2008/07/01/scientists-warn-that-miley-cyrus-will-be-depleted-by-2011/

Why not to name your daughter "Hannah Montana"....

MrsKinMay said...

Other names I'd highly recommend...
Dwight K. Schrute Hessel
Sawyer Hessel
Hurley Hessel
Sayid Hessel
Pam Beesly Hessel
Angela Martin Hessel

You know, just a few to throw out there.

Tanya said...

Congrats!

I'll be looking foward to some adorable baby pictures next spring.

:)

KristenMueller said...

YEAH! I love the details!! (P.S. You are a great writer...were you an English major or something? LOL!)

Hope you are having a great day!

Pam said...

I thought you were glowing that last time I saw you, but I didn't want to say anything. Major congratulations to you and your hubby, by the way!

Angie said...

So great! =) Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

I'm still beyond stoked for you two! Just be prepared for silly grins every time I see you and your husband. :)

And, your martian pup frickin' made my day. Precious!!

KellyManno said...

The second tri-mester rocks! Enjoy it while you can because that pesky 3rd tri-mester is right around the corner.

Oh and you'll be fine shooting into that last month...I actually shot a birth story and the baby was born 16 hours before my daughter was born...talk about working up to the last minute :)

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